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In Alan Cumming's house you'll find some shelves. Well, lots of shelves in fact, and on these shelves are curiosities, rarities, and oddities, that Alan has collected throughout his varied and colourful career. Artefacts if you will from the museum of Alan's life. In each episode of this podcast Alan reaches for one of these items, to tell the story behind it, ruminating on the memories it brings up. 


However, Alan does not do this alone. His guests range from Cyndi Lauper and a pair of white leather gloves to Geri Halliwell and (lots and lots of) Spice Girls merch, and even Sir Ian McKellen and a hemp dog collar. We've also got Monica Lewinsky and a Creative Coalition Award, Fay Ripley and a Red Carpet Photo, and Jane Horrocks and a polaroid from Second Best. 


Not all guests will be famous though. Alan's life has taken many a twist and turn, and so there will be guests you don’t know yet, but their stories are brilliant. 


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    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

In Alan Cumming's house you'll find some shelves. Well, lots of shelves in fact, and on these shelves are curiosities, rarities, and oddities, that Alan has collected throughout his varied and colourful career. Artefacts if you will from the museum of Alan's life. In each episode of this podcast Alan reaches for one of these items, to tell the story behind it, ruminating on the memories it brings up. 


However, Alan does not do this alone. His guests range from Cyndi Lauper and a pair of white leather gloves to Geri Halliwell and (lots and lots of) Spice Girls merch, and even Sir Ian McKellen and a hemp dog collar. We've also got Monica Lewinsky and a Creative Coalition Award, Fay Ripley and a Red Carpet Photo, and Jane Horrocks and a polaroid from Second Best. 


Not all guests will be famous though. Alan's life has taken many a twist and turn, and so there will be guests you don’t know yet, but their stories are brilliant. 


Part of the Acast Creator Network. Launches May 18th.

    Brooks Ogden and a Big Christmas Bauble

    Brooks Ogden and a Big Christmas Bauble

    Brooks Ogden is not only a travel agent to the stars, she's also Alan's best friend. Today we find out just what they got up to in Washington, and also in Rome.


    Alan Cumming's Shelves is all about Alan Cumming and his shelves. There's lots of things on these shelves, oddities and artefacts from across Alan's life, and so each week he takes one of the curiosities off his shelf, and tells you all about it, with the help of some friends.
     
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    • 26 min
    Fay Ripley and a Premiere Picture

    Fay Ripley and a Premiere Picture

    Fay and Alan go back years, back all the way to when Fay was affectionately known as Friend.


    Alan Cumming's Shelves is all about Alan Cumming and his shelves. There's lots of things on these shelves, oddities and artefacts from across Alan's life, and so each week he takes one of the curiosities off his shelf, and tells you all about it, with the help of some friends.
     
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    • 28 min
    Forbes Masson and a Victor & Barry Cassette Tape

    Forbes Masson and a Victor & Barry Cassette Tape

    Back to where it all started for Alan and Forbes - as the unapologetically Glaswegian Victor & Barry.


    Alan Cumming's Shelves is all about Alan Cumming and his shelves. There's lots of things on these shelves, oddities and artefacts from across Alan's life, and so each week he takes one of the curiosities off his shelf, and tells you all about it, with the help of some friends.
     
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    • 33 min
    Geri Halliwell and a Spice Girls Lunch Box

    Geri Halliwell and a Spice Girls Lunch Box

    Alan likes to tell everyone Ginger Spice saw his Hamlet, so now's the time for the full story.


    Alan Cumming's Shelves is all about Alan Cumming and his shelves. There's lots of things on these shelves, oddities and artefacts from across Alan's life, and so each week he takes one of the curiosities off his shelf, and tells you all about it, with the help of some friends.
     
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    • 27 min
    Barnaby Harris and an Explicit Yoga Mat

    Barnaby Harris and an Explicit Yoga Mat

    Alan became the poster boy for a Yoga brand. But come on, this is Alan. It's not just any yoga brand. Barnaby Harris is Alan's friend who started the business, hear the full effing story now.


    Alan Cumming's Shelves is all about Alan Cumming and his shelves. There's lots of things on these shelves, oddities and artefacts from across Alan's life, and so each week he takes one of the curiosities off his shelf, and tells you all about it, with the help of some friends.
     
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    • 21 min
    Sir Ian McKellen and a Hemp Dog Collar

    Sir Ian McKellen and a Hemp Dog Collar

    How did Sir Ian McKellen and Alan end up on a Canadian nudist beach with a hemp dog collar in hand? Well you're about to find out!


    Alan Cumming's Shelves is all about Alan Cumming and his shelves. There's lots of things on these shelves, oddities and artefacts from across Alan's life, and so each week he takes one of the curiosities off his shelf, and tells you all about it, with the help of some friends.
     
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    • 38 min

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

TandV12345 ,

Wonderful!

Alan & Sir Ian reminiscing , it was as if I was eavesdropping on their conversation. So many tales, so much fun!

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